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by rubberman
Tue May 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I take it that after last Saturday, we won't be thinking about planning of further tram extensions for a few years, and probably for a decade till anything is constructed.
by rubberman
Wed May 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1762
Views: 243931

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Well that was a quick u turn, i thought they said no to privatisation in their election pitches? Just like they said they wouldn't privatise ETSA. I'm not philosophically driven either way, but there needs to be a business or improved customer service case for doing this. I have never seen a good b...
by rubberman
Sun May 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1762
Views: 243931

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Some things never really actually change in South Australia - since 1994, Adelaide's public transport has been under various guises including the State Transport Authority (STA), TransAdelaide, the Passenger Transport Board, Adelaide Metro, DPTI and now SAPTA. Meanwhile Adelaide's overall transport...
by rubberman
Wed May 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3981
Views: 513021

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

aaronjameslange wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 2:25 pm
As the current tonsley station is being deleted, will the new station be named tonsley? You cant have a tonsley line with no tonsley station.
Or will we rename the whole thing the Flinders line?
Flinders Uni Central Station.
by rubberman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The next tram service extension needs to be big enough to absorb the costs associated with a new/expanded depot and more vehicles to operate it. Those costs are too much to be absorbed in a plan to just provide a daily/peak hour service to the existing Elder Park stop. If the King William Road brid...
by rubberman
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The next tram service extension needs to be big enough to absorb the costs associated with a new/expanded depot and more vehicles to operate it. Those costs are too much to be absorbed in a plan to just provide a daily/peak hour service to the existing Elder Park stop. If the King William Road brid...
by rubberman
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I got the information third hand from a source who was present when Steven Marshall made the comment along the lines of ‘its makes sense to extend the tram to Adelaide Oval’. I am just the messenger. As I did not hear it directly myself, I treat this as a 'rumour'. I interpreted this as being in as...
by rubberman
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

A rumour circulating during the week suggests that Adelaide will likely go ahead and bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games. As the host city will be decided in September this year by the committee, and Adelaide is the preferred candidate already, we have to assume there is now a real chance of being ...
by rubberman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

So in June 2016, the federal government promised money. "A year later" (June 2017?) , the "State’s Transport Department" (DPTI?) said planning would start soon to be finished by early 2018. Koutsantonis got voted out of government in March 2018, and now it's the Liberals' fault that the plan isn't ...
by rubberman
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

With the more exact wheel tracks used by guided buses, you'd expect that to be much worse unless the road was concrete, like the O-Bahn track. And there goes the biggest part of the cost advantage. Biggest cost advantage? Are you saying laying down concrete on the road is the major cost of a tram s...
by rubberman
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Trackless tram aren't really trackless, they still have a track, it's just that magnetic material painted on the road. Which sounds fine in theory, but how long after the track is painted on do you think SA Water will swing past and dig sections of it up for repairs and maintenance they haven't coo...
by rubberman
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The problem is, I don't think the trams are popular amongst liberal OR labor voters. The general population outside of those that use the CBD really don't get it and see the teams as a wasteful folly. the other issue is, as has been noted - the DPTI is woeful at costing and implemtation of the most...
by rubberman
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I guess it depends on whether the state libs will cooperate - Fed Labor can hardly promise a project the Libs won't build. But if that's the case I hope Labor still tosses some money to PT in SA, maybe by promising contributions to electrifying Outer Harbor line or upgrading Grenfell/Currie to a tr...
by rubberman
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4147
Views: 517300

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

If they put a tram to infrastructure australia they would have funding pretty quickly you would think. Because it's not economic, I doubt Infrastructure Australia would support it, unless there was a political directive. The whole idea of IA is to sift out the uneconomic schemes. The North Terrace ...